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A prisoner who had been threatened by other inmates and was found hanging in his cell died by misadventure, an inquest jury has concluded. Matthew Gray, 31, was found by prison officers at HMP Norwich (pictured) on March 20 2017 and died in hospital two days later, a hearing in…
Almost 40% of small charities are providing incorrect financial information in their annual returns, according to a Charity Commission report. In a review of a sample of charities, 38% of charities with incomes below £25,000 per annum were found to be submitting inaccurate data. Small charities make up two thirds…
NHS whistleblowers have uncovered a human trafficking ring as well as exposed a hospital which left just one doctor in charge of hundreds of patients overnight, according to a new report. An increasing number of NHS staff have been raising concerns with Freedom to Speak Up Guardians - roles created…
An estimated 1.3 million older Britons may be putting themselves at risk by taking alternative therapies which could potentially interact with their prescribed drugs, a new study suggests. GPs should ask their patients about herbal and supplement usage to identify potential side effects, according to the authors of a small…
Serious failings in the management of domestic abusers living in the community are laid bare in a major new report. Inspectors found contact with offenders was too infrequent, leaving many to "drift" through their supervision without being challenged over their "predilection" for violence. Staff often underestimated the level of harm…
Council bosses have come under fire from a family court judge who said a social worker investigating a baby-abuse allegation had gathered evidence in a "wholly inappropriate" way. Judge Thomas Greensmith said social services staff had investigated after a two-month-old girl suffered a broken collarbone and doctors suggested that she…
Disgraced Tory MP Andrew Griffiths plans to stand again in the Burton and Uttoxeter constituency. Mr Griffiths resigned as small business minister in July after he was unmasked for sending thousands of sexually aggressive text messages to constituents. But he has not stepped down as an MP despite protests and…
The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has denied changing its approach to rape prosecutions to improve conviction rates. The Guardian newspaper reported that advice to take a proportion of "weak cases out of the system" was set out in training seminars by two senior figures in the CPS. The CPS said…
The first UK patient has received radiotherapy using a machine which could one day cure some cancers in a single treatment. The Royal Marsden Hospital and Institute of Cancer Research (ICR) in London are only the third centre in the world to use the technology, which can track the shifting…
Prosecutors have described the low levels of convictions against young men who are tried for rape as "a challenge for the entire criminal justice system" after figures showed that a third are found guilty. The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) said rape allegations which were tried at court only led to…
Breast cancer patients should be given better mental health support, charities have said. More than eight in 10 (84%) women diagnosed with the disease in England were not warned about the possible long-term emotional impact it will have, according to a survey by Breast Cancer Care. A third (33%) revealed…
The link between smoking and multiple sclerosis (MS) is "clearer than ever", with those who smoke more likely to develop the condition and become disabled more quickly, a charity has warned. The MS Society said it has completed a major evidence review into the connection between smoking and the chronic…
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